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John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series: Dr. Manisha Sinha

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
Dr. Manisha Sinha

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Free & open to the public. Registration required.
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Join us for an engaging lecture with Dr. Manisha Sinha where she will discuss her new book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition explores the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War. It has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BBC History, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic, and the Boston Globe and was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review.  

Dr. Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is also the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (University of North Carolina Press, 2000), which was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015. Dr. Sinha is a contributing author of The Abolitionist Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2012), co-editor of the two volume African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the African Slave Trade to the Twenty First Century (Prentice Hall, 2004) and Contested Democracy: Freedom, Race and Power in American History (Columbia University Press, 2007), and was awarded the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years.

Thank you to John and Francie Pepper for sponsoring the Freedom Lecture Series and to our print media sponsor, Cincy Magazine.


Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:00pm